Pa.’s landlord-tenant law literally can get you killed | Michael Coard
Officials have a lot of explaining to do in the shooting of a Philadelphia woman.
Wolf: Pa. counties, cities to benefit from $14.2M in CARES Act grant money | Tuesday Morning Coffee
Projects ranging from broadband expansion in Fayette County to housing rehab in Lawrence County will benefit from the cash.
‘Rent to Own’ companies ordered to deed 285 homes to consumers in Pennsylvania
About three dozen of the homes are located in Allegheny County, which is out of more than 80 that are located in the Pittsburgh metro area.
Our next big policy challenge: Safe and affordable housing for our aging population | Ray E. Landis
We want seniors to 'age in place' -- but that's not as easy as it sounds for many Americans.
Pa. Sen. Saval, Gov. Wolf, call on Pa. Supreme Court to halt evictions
A progressive, first-term state senator has called for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to halt evictions in the commonwealth, after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal moratorium Thursday evening on landlords removing tenants from their homes during the pandemic. State Sen. Nikil Saval, D-Philadelphia, said in a statement Friday afternoon that replacing the federal […]
State rental assistance program fix moves forward with bipartisan backing
In a rare show of bipartisanship amid election year and pandemic-driven rancor, a plan to fix Pennsylvania’s troubled rental assistance program has moved forward in the Legislature. “It’s a good bill for the landlord, it’s a good bill for the tenant, and we had to protect both of them,” House Urban Affairs Committee Chairwoman Sue […]
After ‘bullish’ use of powers, Wolf reaches end of executive rope on evictions
Legal experts are scratching their heads over Gov. Tom Wolf ending his 116-day old eviction moratorium this week.
Less than half of Pa.’s millennials own a home | The Numbers Racket
According to the new report, the national homeownership rate is 63.9 percent. For millennials, that rate is just 39.5 percent. In Pennsylvania, that number is slightly higher: 43.8 percent of millennials own homes.
Wolf extends temporary eviction ban until Aug. 31
According to Princeton University’s Eviction Lab, there are 3.4 million renters in Pennsylvania. They pay a media rent of $915 a month.
Spying wave of evictions, House Dems call for Wolf to extend moratorium to year’s end
They want Wolf to extend his COVID-19 inspired moratorium on eviction and foreclosure until Dec. 31, 2020. It is set to expire on Friday, July 10.
COVID-19 in Philly: City Council members to introduce emergency housing package
The Emergency Housing Protection Act, composed of six bills and one resolution, will be introduced during a council meeting on Friday.